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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/06/10 22:14:44 (permalink)
Hello, does anyone know who might repair hot dog carts in s.e. mass area? Structurally?
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/06/12 15:13:07 (permalink)
Star0082,
Beezer's is an old Dairy Queen on Rt. 20 in Northboro. If you head east out of Shrewsbury it is on your left about a 1/4 mile past the White Cliffs restaraunt. They serve a Chicago style dog, claim it is Vienna Beef on a poppy seeded roll. It comes with the salad toppings served in Chicago.

There's a place in the plaza at Webster Square in Worcester, the same plaza as Shaw's. It's called Long Island Hot Dog, or something like that. Pretty good coney island style dogs. Small strip mall place with a few booths and counter seating. Prices were reasonable if I remember correctly.

You can get a good kosher dog at Weintraub's Deli on Water Street in Worcester, but the corned beef and pastrami are the specialty, good soups too.

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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/06/12 16:04:59 (permalink)
Thanks again BigDog540, I went to Hot Dog Annies today, tried one of their dogs with the BBQ sauce, it was ok. I also tried one with MRO. I think they get their dogs from the same place as Georges CI. They are about a 12 or 14 to a lb dog. The grilled roll was a nice touch. I'm going to try to get to the places you mentioned over the next few weeks. Anyone else out there with places that you feel have great hotdogs? Please feel free to pass along the name and locations. Thanks Tom from Star0082
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/06/12 16:54:49 (permalink)
I spent some time at the Hotdog Safari on June 3rd. This is a charity event to raise money for The Joey Fund to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Reports stated over 40,000 people attended the event and over $250,000 was raised to find a cure.

There were over 15 vendors supplying all you can eat dogs, brats and sausages. I highlighted a few of them, as I skipped the mundane dogs and concentrated on what I thought would be the best of show.

Boston Hot Dog Co. out of Salem MA were my favorite. Served a Kayem N/C grilled dog and offered toppings like, bacon, cheese, slaw, mustard, relish, onion.

Maple Leaf Provisions had a N/C dog, great flavor, good snap.

Old Neighbohood had a skinless 8/1 a good dog, but I prefer the N/C.

Gridiron Grillers (Patriots) is made by Klement's of WI. Very salty, skinless not one of my favorites.

Pearl Kountry Klub had a 8/1 N/C, really good dog, but what I got wasn't hot. They had been sitting a while and lost the snap.

Simco's a local place served a N/C dog, not sure what brand and the people handing them out couldn't provide any info. I liked this dog.

Kelly's roast beef served a skinless Kayem dog in a toasted N.E. style roll, the best of the skinless franks I had.

Fuddruckers had a skinless 8/1 dog, served in their home baked roll. Lots of bread, not much flavor to the dog.

There were two different Brat vendors. Kayem, which were very tasty, juicy and served hot off the grill. And Johnsonville who had a big rig with a 53' grill, the brats were not as moist, and served almost cold.

The Sausage Guy, a local legend outside Fenway Park was there. Served his Italian Sausage w/ pappers and onions, real tasty and the guy is quite a character.

I should mention all of these were served without condiments (except for the Boston Hot Dog Co.) you had to fight the crowd to get at bottles of mustard, ketchup (yeah, there were lots of little kids there) and relish. It was a good time, bet a few horse races (lost) and the weather was pretty nice up until 2pm when the rains came.
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/06/12 17:26:07 (permalink)
Thank you Bigdog540 for your report on the Hot Dog Safari on June 3. I've had some of the dogs you mentioned like Old Neighborhood and certainly know of the Sausage Man from Fenway. I think anyone from Mass who hasn't tasted Kayem dogs can't really be from here. Thanks again, really look forward to your posts. Tom from Star0082
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/06/12 17:58:24 (permalink)
Here is a post for all of those who have an opportunity to visit the Berkshires during the upcoming summer. I was born and raised in Pittsfield and for many decades there have been two hot dog restaurants who specialize in the New York System style dog or as some prefer Coney Island style. Like the Troy, New York Dog joints these are tiny dogs in tiny rolls and served with EVERYTHING, meaning a light beef and ground hot dog chili sauce, white onion and yellow mustard. The first was the HOT DOG RANCH on Linden Street on the west side of North St (the main street and Route 7) a couple blocks from Berkshire Medical Center. The other is TEO'S it is located on East Street on the east side of the road. Both serve alcohol but really only exist because of the dogs. They use to serve them "up da arm" lining multiple dogs up the server's arm to put the dressings on,at the Ranch but have stopped doing it that way because of health regulations. The Ranch on Linden St. is in MHO the best, and has been, for about the 40 plus years that I have eaten their dogs. Had some last month and my friend and I agree that they are about the best. Take care, Tom from Star0082
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/06/14 21:16:34 (permalink)
Hey there, Any one have any ideas on Hot Dog places in the upper three New England States? Would love to hear from New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Thanks,Tom
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/06/15 21:46:42 (permalink)
hey all my name is Steve MOscatello and im the new manager at Swanky Franks in Westport ct .we have won many awards and love serving our loyle fans
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/06/15 22:11:06 (permalink)
Joker,
What's new at Swanky Franks? Any chance of an update?
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/06/17 22:25:18 (permalink)
I'm no expert but there's Gilley's in Portsmouth NH and Wass's and Bolley's in Maine. Bolley's is in Gardiner(if I remember correctly) and Wass's is in Belfast and a few other towns in the coastal area.
I don't know the types used. I'm not a dog fanatic- I like a Kayem grilled either plain or with just a dash of condiment.
Jacob Wirth has a dog that's nothing to bark about but it can be washed down with a nice German lager.
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/06/25 21:04:52 (permalink)
I've been following the discussions here for months and finally decided to log on (John Fox is definitely the master here ).

There are so many good places to eat Dawgs in New England that I built a spreadsheet and started to log them onto a Goggle Map. It's not complete but here's the link...

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF-8&q=The+hot+dog+stand&hl=en&msa=0&msid=111221177271281987248.000001135e688a5394d16

I've been working on a Hot Dog Stand Blog but there isn't much there, yet. Once I've got 10 or so stands logged in I'll release the URL (if you're resourceful you can find it).

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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/06/26 06:57:59 (permalink)
Thanks Hot Dawg, It looks like a lot of work went into your post. I'm really looking forward to going to the places that I haven't been to yet that appear on your list. Thanks again, Tom
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/06/27 20:22:12 (permalink)
Great Links...but noticed you called it New England when it looks like it's Mass only. There is a guy Mark, who posts on roadfood, that has a great listing of all CT hot dog stands plus others. You should merge efforts with him. New England has great places from Flo's in Maine to all those previously mentioned in Southern CT.
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/06/28 06:21:06 (permalink)
HiHat

I have more places in my spreadsheet though Mark may have a more conclusive list than I (any assistance is welcome). The map is a work in progress (ME, NH, & VT are definitely thin). I am trying out some Google mashups. Here's one with that I tried yesterday using Community Walk (It has only the MA & RI pages posted)...
http://www.communitywalk.com/new_england_hot_dog_stands/map/133635#101801010642.jap7-71.JWA10

Community Walk accepted spreadsheet exports which is kind of nice. But it is just OK. I find the map cluttered and a bit slow. Plus I don't like having the ads. I'm looking some other Google map tools if anyone has any suggestions (there's a gazillion of these things) I'm all hears.

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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/01 10:43:30 (permalink)
I deleted the previous map on Community Walk and Google. But here's another map of New England spots...
http://fmatlas.com/view/HotDawg/20070701_hotdogstands

It's got a cleaner look, though it still has ads they are less obnoxious.

It's my first full blown attempt at uploading my entire. I'm sure I'm missing spots so the data will need to be.

Any and all comments, suggestions, and/or additions are welcome.
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/01 16:41:04 (permalink)
Hey HOT DAWG, Thanks for the great site and maps. I'm sure that a lot of people are looking at your site and saying," I don't live far away from this one". Thanks for the hard work and expertise. Tom from Star0082.
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/09 10:43:47 (permalink)
WENT TO FLO'S in Cape Neddick for the first time yesterday. The place was packed at 1:30 in the afternoon and there was a line out the door. There were some hearty eaters in the line ahead of me who ordered 20 hot dogs and slowed the process down a lot. The Flo Special dog is a true experience, the onion sauce and mayo is quite a tasty combination. It appears to me that the process could have been stepped up with more equipment but the wait and banter that takes place between the customers and Gail is part of the entertainment. Maybe it was the crowd or just the day but she didn't seem anywhere as grumpy as people make her out to be. An hours wait for 8 dogs, but it was worth the experience. Tom from Star0082
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/09 12:08:43 (permalink)
Tom that's quite a haul for you -- from western MA to York Harbor ME. That's some dedication. Thanks for the info and report.

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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/14 13:02:00 (permalink)
you have to stop @ the dog house on rt101 in milford, nh, opt for the homemade bun's. 3 size's of grilled dog's. regular,10 inch & foot long.
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/14 13:52:41 (permalink)
Is the Dog House in Milford open on Sundays?
Which end of Rt101?

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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/14 18:54:50 (permalink)
west end of 101 next to the new irving station. not sure if she's open on sunday's as I'm usually up in maine. there's also 2 hot dog stand's on rt 202 south of the 101. 1 in peterbourgh & 1 in jaffrey. I have'nt tried these 2 yet.the 1 in peterbourgh is in the parking lot of the place that sell's shed's.the 1 in jaffrey is next to the sport's shop.there's also a stand on 101 west in the town before keene.he work's out of an old canteen truck,buck a dog,steamed.I can't remember the name of the town,he's in the parking lot of the general store on the left side of rt 101 as you head west,right @ the curve in the road.plenty of room for me to park my big truck .as I find more place's,I'll submit more post's.I'm on a mission from god........lol
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/14 20:26:24 (permalink)
I'll see if I can get up to Milford tomorrow. In the meantime if you've got a GPS and can grab coordinates anytime you're near a dog palace I'll add them to the map.

TIA
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/14 22:00:18 (permalink)
thank's Hot Dawg,now I have to talk my wife into letting me buy gps for dog joint's..........lol
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/15 11:34:20 (permalink)
The Hot Dog truck before you get into Keene is Fred's. It's in the town of Marlborough I believe. Always a popular stop and always a crowd at lunch time. When you're heading into Milford on 101W and come to the lights just after VIP auto parts (on the left), take a right heading towards downtown Milford. There is a good hotdog stand on your left about a 1/2 mile down the road. N/C Schonlands. If you continue up into Peterborough then head towards Jaffrey on 202. The stand on the right in the parking lot before entering Jaffrey use to have good dogs. Can't say for sure if they still do. If you want to hit another there is a cart outside of the Home Depot parking lot in front of the State Package Store in Nashua. She is usually there weekdays from 10-2 or 3. She serves us BOARS HEAD all beef. Check them out if you get the chance.

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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/15 12:03:37 (permalink)
I meant to tell you guys about another site that has shops in NH listed. It is Hot Dog Shops Around America. I've added several spots to that page. Check IT!!!

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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/15 20:39:26 (permalink)
Thanks for the tips wickedgoodhotdogs I'll have to check them out and add them to my map.

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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/18 19:49:00 (permalink)
I was over at George's Hot Dog Stand in Fitchburg, MA and had a couple of great split and grilled dogs. I asked him what kind of dogs and rolls he uses. The dogs are Old Neighborhood. He mention the rolls (New England Hot Dog Rolls) but I forget who the manufacturer was... something & Jensen? Does that sound right? Anyone got a clue? Is there a list of roll makers somewhere?

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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/20 17:43:15 (permalink)
Those are from BJ's.
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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/21 22:39:30 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Hot Dawg

Thanks for the tips wickedgoodhotdogs I'll have to check them out and add them to my map.

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There is a new hot dog cart in Hudson MA...I believe that they serve Hebrew Nationals. Route 85 across from the CVS.

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RE: Hot Dog Tour of New England 2007/07/22 07:46:02 (permalink)
Really! I travel on that road between Bolton and Hudson pretty regularly. I even stop by the Wal-Mart there on occasion. I'll have to make a short detour and check it out.

Thanks
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